Roberto Orci Talks New Transformers Animated Series
August 8, 2013
"Transformers" fans were sad to see the latest animated series go as it aired its final episodes just a few weeks ago, but fret not, there is more on the horizon. IGN spoke with Executive Producer Roberto Orci about the next Transformers series and how it will differ from the Emmy winning Transformers Prime.
"Itís not really a reboot, itís sort of a continuation of it [Transformers Prime] in a tonally different form," Orci said. "We want to make sure weíre servicing the right audiences. We got to do a very adult version of Transformers that you just saw in this cartoon, a very sophisticated one, and we also want to make sure we donít leave other kids behind, who love Transformers too and donít want to be as scared as Transformers Prime could make you, that kind of thing. So weíre going to have a good parallel series that is connected, but itís a little more friendly to the family."
When asked if the events of Transformers Prime would carry over into the new series, Orci revealed they're discussing that now. "Iíd love to have as much continuity as possible, and thatís part of whatís been fun about being a part of the Transformers universe since we jumped on the movies. Itís trying to take all the research and all the things that they have -- giant bibles and binders of Transformers iterations. So we always tried to thread the needle as best we could of taking their best, favorite stories and kind of putting them in some order that was consistent. Thatís always our goal."
Orci also revealed that the voice actors from "Prime" will likely carry over into the new series, including fan favorites Peter Cullen and Frank Welker.
There's no official word on when this new Transformers animated series will air or what it is titled, but check back here for all the details on it in the future.